Album: Flourish // Perish (2013)


  • Braids vocalist Raphaelle Standell-Preston wrote this song about a breakdown she had while living in Montreal with her former flatmate Claire Boucher. Name rings a bell? Claire Boucher records under the name of Grimes and her cut "Oblivion" was voted #1 in Pitchfork's list of Top 100 Tracks of 2012.
  • Raphaelle told NME: "I'm in a good place now, but the song is about a particularly intense episode I had where I was convinced I was a fallen angel. I was living with Grimes at the time and we didn't exactly stabilise one another. We're both really intense people."


Be the first to comment...

Editor's Picks

Album Cover Inspirations

Album Cover InspirationsSong Writing

Some album art was at least "inspired" by others. A look at some very similar covers.

Graham Bonnet (Alcatrazz, Rainbow)

Graham Bonnet (Alcatrazz, Rainbow)Songwriter Interviews

Yngwie Malmsteen and Steve Vai were two of Graham's co-writers for some '80s rock classics.


U2Fact or Fiction

How did The Edge get his name? Did they name a song after a Tolkien book? And who is "Angel of Harlem" about?


RamonesFact or Fiction

A band so baffling, even their names were contrived. Check your score in the Ramones version of Fact or Fiction.


QueenFact or Fiction

Scaramouch, a hoople and a superhero soundtrack - see if you can spot the real Queen stories.

Ian Anderson: "The delight in making music is that you don't have a formula"

Ian Anderson: "The delight in making music is that you don't have a formula"Songwriter Interviews

Ian talks about his 3 or 4 blatant attempts to write a pop song, and also the ones he most connected with, including "Locomotive Breath."